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November 15, 2006

Present from CPSO: L. El-Hoshy, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson, R. Alicea


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:

H 1120, Families

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Other decisions:

Business leaders; Government leaders

This proposal for a new subject heading for "Business leaders" was not approved because the term "leaders" is frequently loosely used and its meaning can vary with the context of its use. The meeting considered it impractical to add another possibility to the range of headings that catalogers need to consider when cataloging works about members of the business world: Business consultants; Businessmen; Businesspeople; Businesswomen; Capitalists and financiers; Executives; Industrialists; etc. Similarly, the meeting did not approve the proposal for a new heading for "Government leaders." Instead, a UF Government leaders is being added to Public officers.

College publicity

The meeting did not approve adding a BT Universities and colleges--Public relations to the heading College publicity because the relationship between these concepts appears to be related rather than hierarchic. However, it would also not be appropriate to make related term references between the headings. According to instruction sheet H 370 sec. 2, two headings are not linked with related term references if terms at higher levels of their respective hierarchies are already linked as related terms. Related term references exist between the general headings Public relations and Publicity.

Pan American torch relay

The meeting did not approve establishing a subject heading for the torch relay associated with the Pan American Games because this event should be established as a name heading according to instruction sheet H 1592. Since 1996, events that are formally convened, are directed toward a common goal, and are capable of being reconvened, and that have formal names, locations, dates, and durations that can be determined in advance of the event have been established as name headings tagged 111 under the provisions of AACR2 Chapter 24 and LCRI 24.7 and 24.8. The existing subject heading that was cited as a pattern in this proposal, Olympic torch relay, should be cancelled and reestablished as a name heading.

Tembo (African people)

References sources indicate that there is more than one group of people by this name in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Therefore, using the general qualifier "(African people)" is not sufficient to differentiate this ethnic group. A proposal may be resubmitted using a specific qualifier for the area where this group resides.

Western pine shoot borer; Eucosma

According to instruction sheet H 1332 sec. 4, broader term references on headings for individual animals and plants are made from the next broader level in the taxonomic hierarchy of species, family, order, class, phylum, or division. That means that a heading for a species should receive a BT reference for the name of genus to which the species belongs. If that heading does not already exist in LCSH, a proposal to establish the genus needs to accompany the proposal for the species. A family name was supplied as a BT reference on this proposal for Western pine shoot borer. A proposal to establish the genus Eucosma was added to the list, and the BT Tortricidae was replaced with BT Eucosma.